Chess Attack is a playful form of chess emphasizing strategic thinking. Unlike chess, in Chess Attack pieces are not automatically taken—players take a chance to tip the scales of fate with a roll of the dice. Success in combat depends on how well you have prepared, and a little bit of luck. When attacked, your piece may only be wounded, or may even win the fight!
With this more realistic approach to combat, Chess Attack encourages you to organize your forces for attack and defense. You must think before you act!
Educational: Younger players will find the randomness of the dice roll fun and engaging—as they also practice the planning required for well-played chess matches.
All Ages 2 players 15+ min.
This is a free print-and-play game. Start by downloading the rules and basic tiles with the look of traditional chess pieces, check out our sample custom tilesets below, and then get the template to make your own! 🙂
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